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frugivorous

[ froo-jiv-er-uhs ]
/ fruˈdʒɪv ər əs /
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adjective
fruit-eating, as certain bats.
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Origin of frugivorous

First recorded in 1705–15; from Latin frūgi-, combining form of frūx “fruit, crops, produce” + combining form -vorus “devouring”; see origin at frugal, -vorous

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British Dictionary definitions for frugivorous

frugivorous
/ (fruːˈdʒɪvərəs) /

adjective
feeding on fruit; fruit-eating

Word Origin for frugivorous

C18: from frugi- (as in frugal) + -vorous
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